Monday 19 March 2018

Shannon host top-two battle

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Daragh Small

Shannon can open up a big gap at the top of the Ulster Bank League Division 1B tomorrow when they host second-placed Banbridge at Thomond Park.

It has been the perfect season so far for the Limerick outfit as they made it five wins from five with a 27-22 victory away to UL Bohs under lights last Friday.

Shannon led 27-10 at half-time in Thomond Park, and Munster academy out-half Conor Fitzgerald was the star as he kicked five penalties and a conversion, as well as scoring a try.

Joe Bennett, Mike Mullally and James Ryan scored for UL Bohs but they could only salvage a losing bonus point and they lie eighth ahead of their game against Old Belvedere at Anglesea Road.

UCC are fifth in the table ahead of their trip to Eaton Park where they clash with Ballymena. Dolphin are bottom of the table before they play Old Wesley at Donnybrook.

In Division 1A, Young Munster are seventh ahead of their game at home to St Mary's College at Tom Clifford Park.

Garryowen are third in the standings after their third win of the campaign, 27-20, at home to UCD. The Limerick outfit are away to Lansdowne at Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

Cork Con are sixth ahead of their away day against strugglers Trinity at College Park tomorrow.

It's the battle of second and third when Nenagh Ormond travel to take on Highfield in Munster derby at New Ormond Park tomorrow. Cashel are fifth and they go to Corinthian Park where they play Corinthians.

Old Crescent are top of Division 2B ahead of their clash against Skerries, while in the bottom tier Bruff go to Bangor, Thomond face Malahide and Midleton go to Sligo.

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